Windows Server 2008

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Installing the Virtual SCSI Controller Driver for Virtual Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008

with 23 Comments by Daniel Petri

In Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, when you create a virtual machine that uses hard disks that are connected to the virtual SCSI controller you can get better performance than when using virtual IDE controller-connected hard disks. In Virtual Server, virtual SCSI controllers have major performance benefits over virtual IDE controllers, and because of that… Read More

Planning a DFS Architecture, Part 1

with 3 Comments by Brien Posey

When it comes to configuring file servers, many administrators choose to use a distributed file system  (DFS) rather than a traditional standalone share point, because of the redundancy that DFS provides. Although DFS can greatly improve the performance and availability of the data stored on your network, these benefits come at a price. There are… Read More

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    Setting up a Logon Script through Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows Server 2008

    with 7 Comments by Daniel Petri

    You can use logon scripts to assign tasks that will be performed when a user logs on to a particular computer. These scripts can carry out operating system commands, set system environment variables, and call other scripts or executable programs. Some tasks commonly performed by logon scripts include: Mapping network drives Installing and setting a… Read More

    Installing Windows Server 2008 Core

    with 19 Comments by Daniel Petri

    As I wrote in my previous articles, a Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation provides a minimal environment for running specific server roles, which reduces the maintenance and management requirements and the attack surface for those server roles. The advantages of Server Core are: security improvement (reduced attack surface), needs less system resources (occupies only… Read More